Welcome to the West Bend Sunrise Rotary Club!

West Bend Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
Regner Park Pavilion
800 N. Main Street
West Bend, WI 53090
United States of America
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  • Promote peace
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  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Save mothers and children
  • Support education
  • Grow local economies
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Holger Knaack - President, Rotary International
Craig Burnett - District Governor, District 6270
Jonathan Sacks - President, West Bend Sunrise Rotary
Dear Rotarians,
As you are aware, a mask mandate for the state of Wisconsin went into effect Saturday, August 1.  Accordingly, to comply with the law, protect the health of our members, limit our exposure to liability, and abide by the 4-Way Test, we are requesting that members wear masks at meetings:
  • Except: When eating or drinking
  • Except: When presenting to the group
  • Unless: You have difficulty breathing or other medical concerns or exemptions
We understand that some people will not be wearing a mask for personal reasons/exemptions, and we will respect everyone’s privacy by not questioning anyone.  Above all else, we ask that we continue to show the highest level of respect for each other in this trying time.
While a lot can be said on masks, it is important to remember that the reasons we meet—fellowship and creating long lasting change in our community—have to remain our Number 1 priority and focus.  It doesn’t matter where we meet, what we eat, or even if we have to wear masks, we will adapt and continue to do good in our communities.
If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to Jon Sacks. 
Yours in Rotary Service,

The West Bend Sunrise Rotary recently received a grant from Rotary International's Disaster Response Fund and made a donation to the Albrecht Free Clinic in West Bend. The donation will be used by the Clinic to provide Personal Protective Equipment for Albrecht Free Clinic employees, volunteers and patients. This will include a Splash Guard for the reception area and face masks & face shields.

Presenting the check were Rotarians Jon Sacks, Todd Vance and Mary Beth Seiser.

The West Bend Sunrise Rotary recently presented a check to the West Bend Professional Firefighters Charities for purchase on an electrostatic sprayer for our West Bend Fire Stations. 
The check is being presented to West Bend Professional Firefighters Local 2025 President Steve Inhof by 2020 West Bend Sunrise Rotary President, Todd Vance.

Congratulations to Jon Sacks for taking over as the West Bend Sunrise Rotary President for the upcoming year!  And a big THANK YOU to Todd Vance for his leadership the past year!  Here are some pictures from our recent "Changing of the Guard" celebration.
Congrats to our most recent Paul Harris Award recipients - David Baldus and Jon Backhaus! 
Thanks for all that  you do for Rotary and West Bend!!
Here is our Rotary out doing more good in our community!  We collected over 20 bags of trash from Hwy 45 between Paradise Drive and Hwy 33.   It was a good turn out with help from some Noon Rotarians and UWWC students.
08/11/20Baldus, DavidRuplinger, AaronJennifer Wimmer - West Bend Joint School District SuperintendentUpdate on schools and projects, planning for upcoming school year, etc. 
08/18/20Backhaus, JohnPotts, JeffChris Jenkins - Mayor of West BendWest Bend priorities, activities and challenges, including the impacts of the COVID19 crisis
08/25/20Anich, StacyGuse, ChrisJay Shambeau - City AdministratorUpdate on city projects: South Industrial Park (Milwaukee Tool), Riverwalk, Downtown hotel developments, etc.
09/01/20Winget, JamesIn ServiceN/A - in service meeting 
09/08/20Wilke, PaulHeld, Kristin  
09/15/20Wierman, MattJohnson, Bob  
09/22/20Verheyen, GeorgeKnoll, John  
09/29/20Vanderkin, RickMadl, Justice  
10/06/20Tighe, TeresaIn Service N/A - in service meeting 
10/13/20Tennies, ScottMalloy, JoyceMonica Phillip - District 6270 Polio Plus Committee Chair2020 World Polio Day
10/20/20Szukalski, JeffNeja, Bob  
10/27/20Slinde, NancyNowack, Mike  
11/03/20Seiser, MaryIn ServiceN/A - in service meeting 
11/10/20Schuett, CraigPhillips, Mike 
2019/2020 West Bend Sunrise Rotary Board (*club officers)Lead
President*Todd Vance
President Elect*Jon Sacks
President Elect Nominee*Dolf De Ceuster
Past President*Candy Sarauer
Secretary*Clarissa Martinelli
Treasurer*Lori Yahr
Sergeant at Arms*Graeme Reid
InternationalNancy Slinde
Rotary FoundationJoe Zaremba
Vocational ServiceJon Corbett
Community ServiceJohn Knoll
Public RelationsKory Dogs
Public RelationsJoyce Malloy
2019/2020 Committee Chairs 
Enchanted RaffleJacii Gambucci
Gingerbread HouseCandy Sarauer
15K GiveawayChris Guse
Club FoundationPaul Wilke
Funds DistributionGeorge Verheyan
Classic CarRick Vanderkin
SocialJacii Gambucci
Membership (new)Candy Sarauer

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West Bend Sunrise Rotary Club Past-Presidents
1.    Allen Schaetz           1990~1991
2.    Wendy Heather        1991~1992
3.    Dick Hron                 1992~1993
4.    Harry Kirchoff           1993~1994
5.    Dave Heying             1994~1995
6.    Steve Domres           1995~1996
7.    Carl Steerman           1996~1997
8.    Bob Gannon              1997~1998
9.    Kirk Emerich              1998~1999
10.  Sandy Luft                 1999~2000
11.  Doug Fitzgerald          2000~2001
12.  Mike Chevalier           2001~2002
13.  Patricia Fabian           2002~2003
14.  Mary Beth Seiser       2003~2004
15.  Scott Tennies             2004~2005
16.  Paul Wilke                 2005~2006
17.  Barb Schumacher     2006~2007
18.  Bev Sturgeon            2007~2008
19.  Bob Patten                2008~2009
20.  Jeff lambie                 2009~2010
21.  Mike Nowack             2010~ 2011
22.  Chris Guse                2011~ 2012
23.  Pat Seitz                    2012~2013
24.  Mike Phillips              2013~2014
25.  Lori Yahr                    2014~2015
26.  Bonnie Debroux        2015~2016
27.  Adam Hertel              2016~2017
28.  Joe Zaremba             2017~2018
29.  Candy Sarauer          2018~2019
30.  Todd Vance                2019-2020
At our January 27, 2015 Board meeting, the Board approved the "Leave of Absence Policy".
A member can take three months off for a valid reason and if more time is needed he/she would have to apply for an extension by contacting the current president.  The leave would start from the date a written request is received. The written request should include the leave start day and end date if known, if not in the letter, the leave begins the date the written request is received. Dues would have to still have to be paid during the leave of absence period. If paying "Every Rotarian Every Year" dues, those payments will also be billed during your leave. This request does affect our numbers that we need to report to Rotary International so leaves should be requested only in extreme cases.